Many Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) and other immigration programs encourage international students to stay in Canada after they complete their studies.
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Canada provides many routes for international students to stay and work in Canada. Many graduates first obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) before going on to apply for permanent resident status. These are some popular immigration programs for former international students in Canada:
If you have been studying in Canada as an international student, your province may have a PNP category that makes you eligible for fast-tracked permanent residence status. In addition, some provinces allow international graduates to make an application to their PNP, even if they didn’t study in that province.